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Old 01-01-2017, 12:15 PM   #1
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How to bury a plant?

FRESH2o....I've buried this 3x. Argh!!!
Should I separate the sections between the roots? Is there a trick to getting the little bugger to stay IN the substrate?Click image for larger version

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I have the same problem with mine. The bloody otto's dig them up. I ended up tying them to abit of mesh to hold them in. Or take off all the lower leaves and bury the stem about 1.5 inch's down. I might get Abit of rot but they will bounce back
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Yep, cut that stem into sections. Each node *should* grow a sprout.
I find that if you first plant it deeply then slowly raise it up to the appropriate level, then it tends to stay put (plus the roots are extended into the substrate providing a better anchor once they start to grow).
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Khuli's keep partying in it. I will separate and keep my fingers crossed. Lol
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Trim & replant the top
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Yep, cut that stem into sections. Each node *should* grow a sprout.
I find that if you first plant it deeply then slowly raise it up to the appropriate level, then it tends to stay put (plus the roots are extended into the substrate providing a better anchor once they start to grow).
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